Introduction to asset classes
There are many different asset classes you may be investing into for your clients. Attached to these are a range of core characteristics, including both advantages and disadvantages. In this series we review these characteristics to help you make your investment decisions.
Overview of Convertible Bonds
Convertible bonds offer some of the characteristics of equities, some of the characteristics of bonds. We give you an insight into who issues them and the terminology used in the market place. We analyse their historic correlation with bonds and equities, and their potential role in a client portfolio.
Introduction to Fixed Income
What’s fixed about fixed income? In this session we introduce the world of fixed income bonds. Taking a government bond example, we see how returns are generated, and how bond prices and interest rates are connected.
Overview of Commercial Property
What is commercial property and how does it differ from other asset classes? In this session we look at the characteristics of the commercial property market, its correlation with other asset classes and some ways in which you can access it.